James J. “J.J.” Partlow was born and raised in Sanford, Florida, and graduated from Seminole High
School. He went on to receive his B.S. degree (Cum Laude) from Florida State University in 1991 and his
J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and the
National Trial Competition team. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1994, the United States Middle
District in 1996, and was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1998.
J.J. is a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, the Seminole County Bar Association
(President, 2004; Family Law Section – Treasurer, 1998: President of Legal Aid), The Volusia County Bar
Association and the Florida Bar. In 2002, he received the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service
Award. He served as Chairman of the 18-A Florida Bar Grievance Committee, Former Chairman of the
Board of Trustees for Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford, Florida, and is the Special Master for
the City of Debary Code Enforcement Board. J.J. was recognized by Florida Super Lawyers in 2014-2017.
He was also awarded the distinct honor of becoming a Kentucky Colonel in 2012.
J.J. became a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator in the areas of County Court and Family Law in
2006. He has participated in numerous family and civil mediations and is extensively trained in the
In addition to his years of practice in Family Law, J.J. has significant experience in the areas of probate
and probate litigation. He has taken this experience and applied it to his practice in crafting wills, trust,
and other estate instruments.
J.J. practices in the areas of Civil Litigation, Contracts, Real Estate, Family Law, Fraud Litigation, General/
Practice/General Civil, Negligence, Prenuptial/Marriage, Probate, Wills, and Estates.